Wednesday, September 05, 2012

she is painted in the traditional pose
an outline of cliche,

but within the silhouette
is a whare burning on the beach.

bound with threads of red
from a missionary's rosary,

beads of prayer to replace
korero of iwi,

the treasured stories of origin
evaporate like tea

from a broken porcelain tea service -
poor recompense for an acre of land

2 Comments:

Blogger Chris Never said...

you always did have an amazing skill of taking an image and creating poetry from it, this is beautifully captured my friend

10:37 PM  
Blogger burning moon said...

thanks :)

3:26 PM  

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